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Florida’s 2020 60-day legislative session begins on January 14. To stay current, SCCF offers you this site to help you track, engage, watch and actively participate in the bills that SCCF is following.
Legislative Session Week 6 - February 17-21
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Senate Commerce and Tourism 110 S
SB 680 - Shark Fins Approved
11:30 am - 2:30 pm - House Appropriations Committee 212 K
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Sen. Approp. Sub/Criminal and Civil Justice 37 S
SB 1450 - Environmental Enforcement
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Senate Appropriations 412 K
SB 712 - Water Quality Improvements
Please check out the 2020 Legislative Archive for the week’s previous legislative activity: 2020 Weekly Legislative Archive
2020 Legislative Session Bill Table
Prohibition of Plastic Carryout Bags and Straws
Beverage Container Deposits
Sanitary Sewer Laterals
Establishes sanitary sewer inspection and disclosure of defects
FL Drug and Cosmetic Act
Preemption of sunscreen regulation
Public Financing of Construction Projects-
Requires sea level impact projection study
Preemption of Recyclable and Polystyrene Materials
Advanced Well Stimulation Treatment
The antidote to HB 7103 from 2019 session
Climate Health Planning
Climate Fiscal Responsibility
Requires report by Economic Estimating Conf.
Sale of Sunscreen
Prohibit sale of certain products without Rx
Recycling and docks but future train for env. legislation
Land Acquisition Trust Fund
Include private property rights in comp. plans
Land Acquisition Trust Fund (% for septic for Indian River Lagoon)
Discharge of Domestic Wastewater
Prohibits new deep well inj./prohibits wastewater thru ocean outfalls
Apalachacola Env. Stewardship Act
12 M for Hurr. Michael relief from LATF
Stormwater Management Systems
Adopt design and performance standards for new and redev. projects & apply non violation presumption
Comprehensive needs based overview of water resources
Water Quality Improvements
Onsite sewage from DOH to DEP, Springs and BMP improvements, water quality monitoring and wastewater grants
LATF - to be used in certain counties
Env. Resource Mgmt.
Basin Mgmt Action Plans
(annual Everglades funding)
Statewide Office of Resiliency
Creates Office and Taskforce
Sanibel Donax Reclamation Facility Process Imp.
2020 Legislative Bill Summaries
Water Quality Bills Update:
Several water quality related bills have been filed and we will list those bills as they advance.
Fracking Bills Update:
Similar Senate and House Fracking Ban bill has been filed and it’s anticipated that variations will follow.
and matrix acidizing. The Senate version is in it’s second committee of reference but the House version,
while it has been assigned committees of reference, it has not yet been scheduled
to be heard in committee.
Florida Forever Bills Update:
Several Florida Forever land acquisition related bills have been filed but not all propose to adequately fund the
program or they propose to use the funds for infrastructure projects. SCCF supports full funding for the program with
out commitments to spend funds in certain areas or for infrastructure.
Endangered and Threatened Species
fins. Bill Status: Passed 1st Senate referred committee 4-0, passed 2nd referred House committee 13-2.
HB 401 passed its third referred committee on Thursday, 2/13/20 by a vote of 20-0 as amended.